It takes a lot to stand out amongst the glittering guests at an event as star-studded as the 2023 Oscars, but trust Nicole Kidman to create a viral moment with her appearance.
From her internet-breaking Vanity Fair cover in that Miu Miu mini skirt to her epic red-haired locks fronting Perfect Magazine, it’s clear the actress knows exactly how to generate buzz — and isn’t afraid of generating a little controversy.
In one of the night’s best looks, the Big Little Lies star went for sleek and chic in custom Armani Privé. A black sequin floor-length gown with one sleeve and silver floral broqués on the shoulder and hip would have been enough to make this dress a winner. But, of course, that wasn’t enough for the actress.
In what could be a play for “best leg moment,” Kidman took advantage of the dress’ playful slit, making sure to show off plenty of thigh in a move that could rival Angelina Jolie’s historic red carpet look at the 2012 Oscars.
Letting the dress do most of the talking, the accessories were elegant and refined, with pointed stilettos elongating the leg. Her hair was out and ever-so-slightly tousled while rosy cheeks were in perfect harmony with the grey smokey eye.
Kidman’s last red carpet ensemble is just one of many sartorial triumphs. Though she’s always been a highlight of any A-list event, the actress has really hit her style stride in the last year. From when she won Best Actress in 2002 for The Hours in a delicate sheer pink slip to now, the actress seems keen to up the ante in risk-taking ensembles.
And when you’re as gorgeous as Kidman, why bother playing it safe?